The Tao of Badass Review (2023): Is It Worth Your Money?

The Tao of Badass is a popular step-by-step system for picking up women.

I was drawn to learn more about it because it’s been generating a lot of buzz. The Tao of Badass has over 100,000 users and 95.7% of them have reportedly found success with women from it.

The best part? The Tao of Badass is designed to work for any man, regardless of how you look, how old you are, or how confident you currently are around women.

I wanted to see whether it lives up to the considerable hype.

In my honest The Tao of Badass review, I’m going to dive deep into this online program. I’ll share with you my honest thoughts about it, including what you’ll get and its pros and cons.

Most importantly, I’ll answer the most important question of all:

Will The Tao of Badass actually help you pick up women?

Let’s get started.

This review contains affiliate links which means I earn a commission if you end up buying the book. However, this didn’t stop me from sharing the good and the bad about it.

What is The Tao of Badass?

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The Tao of Badass by John Pellicer is broken into 3 main sections which cover everything from initially approaching women to making sure they continue to want you afterwards.

Part 1

Here you’ll learn exactly what women are attracted to. Josh outlines several simple steps you can take to become the man women really want right away.

These are:

  • Embracing your manhood. As you’ll see, it’s absolutely essential you fulfill your male gender role. If you don’t act like a man, you’ll all too easily fall into the ‘nice guy’ category and be friend-zoned.
  • Be confident. Women love confident men (they always have and always will). Josh provides some really practical tips to become more confident around women even if you’re shy and currently strike out more than you’d like.

Part 2

In this section, Josh dives into actually picking up women.

A lot of us have deep-seated anxiety when it comes to chatting up women. For years, I was too scared to approach women because of the fear of rejection. And when I did approach them, I was too nervous to stand a chance of taking one home with me.

This is why I loved this section so much.

Josh outlines step-by-step how to approach women and pick them up. His methods include:

  • Build attraction: The key here is to utilize banter to make the conversation fun, playful and content free. And the thing is, you NEVER need to sell yourself through bragging. Josh gives away all the lines and scripts you’ll ever need for any situation to make a woman instantly attracted to you.
  • Rapport: Josh provides dozens of open-ended questions for you to use that will quickly turn a boring conversation into something the woman can’t get enough of. These questions will be fun and playful for her which guarantees immediate sexual chemistry.
  • Seduction: Now for the fun part. No use in having an amazing conversation with a girl if you go home alone, right? Josh goes into great detail about how to sexually escalate the situation with zero chance of getting rejected.
  • How to keep her interested: I don’t know about you, but the older I get, the more I want to build something meaningful when a great girl comes alone. This section was right up my alley then. Josh will teach you how to take things further than just a fling. He talks about the 4 major factors necessary to form a strong and successful relationship.

Part 3

This section is all about body language.

Why would Josh devote a whole section of his book to body language? Because it’s really important when it comes to picking up women and keeping them interested afterwards.

Having a better understanding of body language lets you communicate easily with women. You’ll learn to:

  • Give off the messages you actually want to send to women
  • Understand when they are interested in you so you know when to proceed with chatting them up.

(Watch the welcome video below and discover 7 simple scientific tricks to get women instantly attracted to you)

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What you’ll get

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Here’s a breakdown of all the material you’ll get when you buy The Tao of Badass:

  • The Tao of Badass eBook: Available as both a PDF Book and audiobook download. This 150 page book forms the step-by-step ‘blueprint’ to approaching, attracting and seducing women.
  • 4 Bonus Chapters: Includes how to avoid being put in the ‘friend zone’, how to date multiple women at once (without being a jerk about it), how to break up like a real man, and how to never get cheated on.
  • The 5 week Body Language Mastery Course: 9 hours worth of webinars show you exactly how to use body language to get the women you want.
  • Subliminal Inner Confidence Audio Album: 4 audio tracks to download to your phone that will give you the confidence men absolutely need around women.
  • Access to a Private Members Group: Enjoy the opportunity to share experiences and advice with experts and other like-minded members.

As you can see, this is an incredibly comprehensive package. Although there is a lot to get through, you don’t have to consume all the material from start to finish.

When I went through the program, I cherry picked the topics that were most interesting for me and mixed and matched the chapters and videos. Although I read everything by the end, it wasn’t in a linear fashion.

I think this was a great way to navigate the program.

Who is Josh Pellicer?

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The author of The Tao of Badass, Josh Pellicer, is a self-described ‘average guy’ who became a full-time dating and relationships coach.

After striking out with women all his life, Josh set about learning as much as he could about the female psychology and meeting as many women as he could to hone his techniques

Josh has a background in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) so the research he did into female psychology was pretty comprehensive.

In doing some reading for my The Tao of Badass review, I also found out was how interested John Pellicer is in eastern philosophy. Now, Josh certainly isn’t a Buddhist, but he is inspired by the teachings of one of the world’s oldest philosophies.

I probably should’ve guessed this by the inclusion of ‘Tao’ in the title of the book. But eastern philosophy is where a lot of Joshs’ inspiration for confidence and self-improvement comes from.

For me, this is a huge plus to the book and automatically sets it apart from other dating guides on the market. I’m also a big fan of eastern philosophy and I think it can teach us a lot about confidence and how to carry yourself around women.

If you’re also interested in eastern philosophy, then you’ll get a real kick out of The Tao of Badass.

So what does the Tao have to do with dating?

As I discovered, the ‘Tao’ or ‘Dao’ is a concept in eastern philosophy. The word literally means ‘way’ in Chinese, although it can also be interpreted to mean ‘doctrine’ or ‘principle’.

As a philosophy, Taoism emphasizes living in harmony with the natural order and rhythm of the universe. Taoism also teaches various disciplines and behaviors which you must practice to become one with the Tao.

In this sense, the Tao or ‘path’ of being a badass teaches you about what is really happening in the dating world — the interactions which lead to attraction and emotional connection.

And let’s face it: A woman won’t sleep with you unless there is some form of emotional connection. This doesn’t mean she needs to see you as husband material, but you do need to establish rapport with her. This is exactly what Josh teaches in The Tao of Badass.

Using a bit of eastern philosophy is definitely a unique and interesting take on dating and picking up women, and you’ll be surprised by how effectively it works.

The Tao of Badass review: A deeper dive into key topics

Ultimately, The Tao of Badass gives you a toolkit to pick up women and form a connection with them.

Here are some of the concepts from the book that resonated the most with me.

1. Improving your self confidence

If there’s one thing worth learning from this book, it’s this: Learning to become more confident is the most important thing you can do for your everyday life, not just your dating prospects.

Whether we like it or not, the confidence we have in ourselves (or lack thereof) has a huge impact on how other people perceive and react to us. Not to mention, improving your confidence will also improve your own perception of yourself too.

The Tao of Badass gives you extremely practical advice on improving your self-image and confidence.

Up until a few years ago I was extremely shy and nervous around women. Josh gives some excellent tips for standing tall around women and impressing them. Some were subtle while others would’ve been absolute game-changers for me in the past.

2. The importance of body language

This is one of the core focuses of the book. You’ll learn how to express, understand and react to body language so you can communicate on more than just a verbal level.

Even if you’re not aware of it, everyone is communicating with their body language all the time. That’s why you need to understand what you’re telling people with your body language and what they’re ‘saying’ back to you.

3. Creating rapport and emotional connections

The Tao of Badass gives you practical advice on how to navigate conversations with woman.

Doesn’t sound too complicated, right? Trust me, you’ll be surprised how your initial conversation with a woman will make or break your chances with them.

For example, don’t jump straight into talking about your deepest fears and aspirations. Equally, you can’t keep the conversation at a surface level forever.

Josh goes into great detail about striking the right balance.

4. Why you need to act like a man

The Tao of Badass doesn’t skirt the issues of masculinity and femininity.

A lot of dating guides pretend that gender differences don’t exist because of pointless political correctness. I really don’t like it when they do this.

In 2020 men are still men and women are still women. And men are different to women. We have different biology, psychology, needs and desires.

If you want to be a masculine man who attracts feminine women, the book offers great advice on what these roles mean in the dating world, and how you can play your role more effectively.

And the simple truth is that women are attracted to confident, masculine men. It’s just part of their psychological makeup.

However, the key thing The Tao of Badass emphasizes is that you don’t need to have a ton of muscle and a hairy chest to be masculine. Any man can give of masculine vibes that women love.

It’s all about carrying yourself with confidence.

If you’ve experienced being friend-zoned or lumped in the ‘nice guy’ category, then reading this section will be the solution you’ve been seeking.

5. The common mistakes you need to avoid

Everyone makes mistakes when they’re practicing a new skill, and that includes dating and picking up women. In The Tao of Badass, you’ll learn some of the common mistakes men make and what you should do instead.

This is one of the main reasons why there is so much interest in dating books and dating coaches. People want to avoid rejection, capitalize on opportunities when they arise, and keep their relationships healthy.

With that in mind The Tao of Badass gives you easy to understand examples of mistakes men make around women every day.

How much does Tao of Badass cost?

The Tao of Badass package, including the main eBook, bonus eBook, video series, audio series and access to the private members group, costs $67.

On The Tao of Badass website they claim that the entire package would normally sell for $2394 if each item was sold separately. I’m the first to be skeptical with heavily discounted online offers like these. However, to be fair the amount of material on offer here is definitely worth more than $67.

Now, $67 isn’t pocket change. However, you do get access to a huge variety of material, which contains all the information you’ll ever need to seduce women for the rest of your life.

And you do get a 60-day money back guarantee which makes it a risk free purchase.

(Watch the welcome video below and discover 7 simple scientific tricks to get women instantly attracted to you)

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The pros — what I liked

The Tao of Badass offers a unique perspective on dating, and there’s a lot of practical, actionable advice to help you achieve your goals.

Here are some of the things I liked most:

Practical advice

Everything in the book comes back to advice you can actually use with women in real life.

The Tao of Badass gives you a strong starting point if you want to improve your dating game, and it will help you avoid some mistakes that others have had to learn the hard way.

It goes without saying that practical advice should be the goal of any ‘self help’ book – but you would be surprised. I read a lot of dating books and many of them leave me disappointed by focusing more on theory than reality.

The The Tao of Badass stands out in that the blueprint Josh offers can be applied immediately.

Confidence is everything

If you’re not willing to let go of self-doubt and back yourself completely, you’re simply never going to be successful with women. And not just women – if you lack confidence, you’ll never get ahead in life.

The Tao of Badass is the only book you’ll ever need to read to develop confidence for life. I think the blueprint for developing unshakable confidence is one of the best parts of the book and I’d buy it for this information alone.

Grounded in science

Remember how I said Josh Pellicer has an academic background in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)?

Therefore, the advice is this book is methodologically backed up by science and psychological research. Every claim in the book is backed up by evidence.

Unlike other dating guides, the advice in this book goes beyond the author’s opinions and is supported by actual science.

Instant access

Because The Tao of Badass is an online package, you don’t have to wait to get it in the mail. You can access it immediately.

Money back guarantee

The Tao of Badass comes with a 60-day money back guarantee.

Therefore, it is a risk-free purchase. If you find that it’s not quite the right fit for you, you can return it for a full refund, no questions asked.

The cons — what could be better

This wouldn’t be a complete The Tao of Badass review without a mention of the cons. As useful as this book is, it isn’t perfect.

Here’s what I think could be improved:

Meeting women

The Tao of Badass gives a lot of advice on how to pick up women, but it doesn’t have as much of a focus on where to meet women for the first time.

If readers aren’t sure where to actually meet women, they may struggle to action some of the advice from the book.

The language can be a bit much

As you might have guessed from the ‘badass’ in the  title, there is definitely a strong tone to the book.

I guess this comes down to a matter of preference — some readers might find this tone of writing to be highly engaging and enjoyable. I personally like it when a book is upfront, no-nonsense and uses emotive language.

However, others might find the ‘badass tone’ a bit tiresome.

My verdict: is The Tao of Badass worth your money and time?


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If you’re looking to gain confidence in yourself and pick up more women, then The Tao of Badass definitely has a lot to offer.

It also provides a unique perspective on the world of dating by offering advice which incorporates elements of eastern philosophy.

This is a useful addition since learning a bit of philosophy can be a powerful tool for self-improvement, which will ultimately make you more attractive to women.

With all that in mind, The Tao of Badass is definitely worth the cost of admission. There’s plenty of useful content, and the bonus video course, audio recordings, and members community give you even more ways to learn and use these techniques.

If you want to upgrade your dating game, then The Tao of Badass will be very helpful.

(Watch the welcome video below and discover 7 simple scientific tricks to get women instantly attracted to you)

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Lachlan Brown

I’m Lachlan Brown, the founder, and editor of Hack Spirit. I love writing practical articles that help others live a mindful and better life. I have a graduate degree in Psychology and I’ve spent the last 15 years reading and studying all I can about human psychology and practical ways to hack our mindsets. Check out my latest book on the Hidden Secrets of Buddhism and How it Saved My Life. If you want to get in touch with me, hit me up on Facebook or Twitter.

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